The Plunge!
Aug 25 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Don’t you think that Bo Caldwell, Frank Stout, Judy Long, Mark Warwick, Paige Posey, and Ruth Birge need to cool off and get wet on August 25th?!


You can save your favorite Plungee from the dreaded fate that awaits them at Kanuga Lake! Help them reach their FUNdraising goal—and win the coveted “Golden Plunger” award—to avoid making a splash and save them from taking “the plunge.”  Funds raised will support The Free Clinics and our unique healthy living program, HealthWays, making good health contagious!

Bring your swimsuits and picnic blankets and join us for a fun afternoon at Kanuga Lakeside Pavilion on scenic Kanuga Lake, as Henderson County Superintendent Bo Caldwell, Vision Henderson County’s Ruth Birge, Major Frank Stout of the Henderson County Sheriff’s Office, Mark Warwick & Paige Posey of WTZQ, and The Free Clinics’s own Judy Long take the plunge for health!


There are 3 ways to join in the fun and support your favorite Plungee: 

  1. Help a Plungee win the “Early Bird Award.” The Plungee with the most donations raised before the event through their buckets or online will win the “Early Bird Award,” complete with very special prize! 

    Find a Plungee at the locations below between August 12th and 23rd and help fill their donation bucket, or make an additional donation to your favorite Plungee on the ticket registration web page here.

    Plungee bucket locations:
    Judy Long – Front Desk at The Free Clinics (841 Case Street, Hendersonville).
    Mark Warwick & Paige Posey – WTZQ office (418 Duncan Rd, Flat Rock).
    Ruth Birge – Ruth will be all over Henderson County carrying her Plunge bucket.
    Frank Stout – Front office of the Sheriff’s office (100 N Grove St, Hendersonville).
    Bo Caldwell – Henderson County School District Central Office (414 4th Ave West, Hendersonville). 

  2. Help a Plungee win the “Hot Ticket Award.” The Plungee with the most sold raffle tickets (Plungetix) at the event will have the honor of receiving the “Hot Ticket Award,” complete with another very special prize!

    Buy Plungetix at the event (increments of $5) to put in your favorite Plungee’s bucket for a chance to be one of the lucky winners who gets to PUSH A PLUNGEE! 

  3. Fund-The-Plunge to help your favorite Plungee win the Golden Plunger award and avoid getting pushed! This live fundraiser led by Duke & Bird will help push the Golden Plunger to victory!

Our inaugural lakeside celebration features live music from TNT Band, pizza from Flat Rock Village Bakery, burgers, hot dogs and veggie dogs from Kanuga, plus swimming, canoeing & kayaking, facepainting, kids’ games, and more!

Adults: $20
Kids (5-12): $5
Children Under 5: FREE!
Families (2 adults + kids): $45

Admission includes one food item and one beverage; additional items available for purchase. 

Meet the Plungees

Ruth Birge, Vision Henderson County

Bo Caldwell, Henderson County Superintendent

Judy Long, The Free Clinics

Frank Stout, Henderson County Sheriff’s Office

Mark Warwick & Paige Posey, WTZQ


Holiday; TFC offices closed
Sep 2 all-day
Free Flu Shots!
Sep 10 @ 11:30 am – 3:30 pm










Free flu shots will be available at The Free Clinics on September 10 from 11:30am until 3:30pm, courtesy of Walgreens. Nurses will also provide free blood sugar and blood pressure screenings.

Volunteer Information Session
Oct 17 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Did you know that you don’t need a medical background to volunteer at The Free Clinics?

In addition to our clinical volunteers, many opportunities exist for volunteers with skills as varied as front desk reception, building maintenance, Spanish interpreting, gardening, bicycle repair, and more!

Join us for coffee and tea to learn more about available volunteer opportunities at The Free Clinics!

We will present a brief overview of all of the positions and duties that need volunteer assistance to keep The Free Clinics operational, and take you on a short tour of our facility.

The Free Clinics would not be able to continue in our mission of providing access to quality healthcare to our neighbors in need without volunteers like you. Now is a great time to find out how you can help!

For more information email or visit

Holiday; TFC offices closed
Nov 28 – Nov 29 all-day
Holiday; TFC offices closed
Dec 24 – Dec 25 all-day
Salon 2020
Apr 24 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Please stay tuned for more details about our 2020 event! In the meantime, check out photos from our 2019 party HERE (photos by Robin Reed).

About Salon
The Free Clinics’s longest-running event, Salon is an evening of fine wine and food, art and entertainment, and engaging conversations, all in an unexpected setting. Hosted at The Oriole Mill, guests nibble and sip on delicious offerings from generous local chefs and beverage purveyors while browsing and bidding on the array of unique items and experiences that comprise our silent auction. 

Sponsorships are available. All sponsors will receive tickets to the event and will be publicly recognized for their generosity. Sponsors at the Pioneer, Visionary, Leader, and Champion levels are invited to attend a private pre-event reception. During this intimate gathering, Executive Director Judith Long will share insights about the latest trends in healthcare and exciting developments in our community.

Sponsorship Levels
Patron: $250 – 2 tickets will be mailed to you in appreciation of your contribution
Friend: $500 – 2 tickets will be mailed to you in appreciation of your contribution
Champion: $1,000 – 2 tickets and private reception 
Leader: $2,500 – 4 tickets and private reception 
Visionary: $5,000 – 8 tickets and private reception 
Pioneer: $10,000 – 12 tickets and private reception 

 If you are interested in becoming a business/corporate sponsor for this event, or if you would like more information about annual sponsorship opportunities, please contact Sarah Friedell at or 828-697-8422.